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this is bbc news. the headlines at three. a big victory for the conservatives at the copeland by—election — unseating labour after they held the seat for more than 80 years. this is an astounding victory for the conservative party but also for the conservative party but also for the people of copeland. but labour sees off a threat from ukip, and holds onto stoke. jeremy corbyn says the politics of hope overcame the politics of fear... people came out, worked, knocked on doors and delivered a message — it's a message about the economy, it's a message about jobs, it's a message about this country. it was disappointing, the conservative vote held up well but we didn't get that conservative tactical vote. i feel sorry for paul nuttal, he fought a hard campaign. and in the next hour... leicester fans react to the sacking of claudio ranieri.
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gary linekerjoins those criticising the decision — calling the dismissal ‘unforgiveable‘. personally i think they should be building statues to him, not sacking him. the malaysian authorities say the half—brother of north korea's leader, was killed by vx nerve agent, which is classified as a weapon of mass destruction. royal bank of scotland reports a loss of seven billion pounds for 2016 — far worse than the previous year's figure, and the ninth consecutive year of losses for the bank. and wanted — a squirrel patrol to help protect the native red squirrel from disappearing from the uk. it was — by any standards — a great result for the conservatives —
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causing a major electoral upset by winning the long—held labour seat of copeland in cumbria. their candidate beat labour by more than 2000 votes. it's the first time a governing party has gained a seat at a by—election since 1982... in the night's other by—election labour held stoke—on—trent central — holding off the challenge of the ukip leader paul nuttall. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn says the party's win in stoke was "a decisive rejection of ukip's politics of division". but he says their "message was not enough to win through in copeland". 0ur political correspondent carole walker reports. teresa may was all smiles as she arrived in copeland to congratulate her party's arrived in copeland to congratulate her pa rty‘s newest arrived in copeland to congratulate her party's newest mp, and she said it was an astonishing result. what i have seen from this victory is that this truly is a government that is
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working for everyone and for every pa rt working for everyone and for every part of the country. cheering and that's the message, that we bring here to copeland, and that we will take across the country. the tories say that winning here is a resounding endorsement of the prime minister's leadership and policies, it was a ground—breaking victory. harrison, trudy, the conservative party candidate. 13700 and 48. cheering the conservatives are jubilant, then yourmp the conservatives are jubilant, then your mp increased the share of the vote, by 8%. what happened here tonight is a truly historic event, he would have to go back more than a century to find an example of a governing party taking a seat from the opposition party in an election like this. the defeated labour
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candidate left without saying a word, the result has piled on the anguish for labour mps who fear they are heading for defeat at the general election. jeremy corbyn has rejected suggestions he should step down. i was elected to lead this party, to oppose austerity and the redistribution of wealth in the wrong direction which is what this government is doing, we will continue our campaigning work on the nhs and social care and housing. his words have done nothing to reassure critics in his party. this is a catastrophic defeat here in copeland. in circumstance is, in which, absolutely we should be winning. to have any hope of being able to form, the next labour government. there was some comfort for labour, in stoke central where campaigners saw off the threat from ukip to hold onto the seat. the pa rty‘s new ukip to hold onto the seat. the party's new mp said it was a victory
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for the whole labour movement. to those of you who came to stoke—on—trent to sow hatred and division and to turn us away from oui’ division and to turn us away from our friends division and to turn us away from ourfriends and division and to turn us away from our friends and neighbours. division and to turn us away from ourfriends and neighbours. i have one simple message, you have failed. ukip leader paul nuttal‘s bid for parliament foundered after a campaign dogged by controversy despite overwhelming support for brexit locally. it left him facing questions about the future of his body and his leadership. this seat was number 72 on our hit list, there isa was number 72 on our hit list, there is a lot more that will happen, to come from us, we're not going anywhere, i won't go anywhere, so therefore we move on. the result has also cast doubt on ukip's strategy of targeting traditional labour seats. by—elections don't necessarily reflect the national
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mood, but the tories will hope their success mood, but the tories will hope their success in copeland points towards future opportunities in political territory once considered beyond their grasp. go to 02 are assistant medical editor norman smith. jeremy corbyn has just been proclaiming editor norman smith. jeremy corbyn hasjust been proclaiming it a great victory but when you ask him about copeland, i think he said you were rude? had there he! laughter jeremy corbyn came, he saw, he spoke and he left. reporters asking questions mainly about copeland because let's be honest, that was a shattering upset and a huge blow to the labour party, sulu of a solid labour seat, really since the year dot, to the government seven years after a conservative election victory. it is an astonishing outcome. it is obviously very different in stoke and that is why jeremy corbyn came here but there are difficulties in stoke two because the labour share of the vote actually went down from 39 to 37%.
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you have to realise that places like stoke and copeland, these are solid, safe labour seats which labour shouldn't even be contemplating losing. and yet clearly, mr corbyn is struggling to hold the labour vote together. albeit when he arrived here, to congratulate, the winning candidate, you sensi was having to grasp that something to put a good gloss on what was a very harrowing night for labour. when many in the media wrote soft and said ukip are going to win that place, i tell you what happened yesterday, people came out and worked and knocked on doors and of the delivered a message. it is a message about the economy and jobs, about this country. but above all, it was a message, that hope triumphs over fear. and it was, the victory
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of the labour party and the labour candidate yesterday that has delivered this marvellous result in stoke—on—trent. when i was here last week, garrett put forward his plan. we will be working on that straightaway, for an economy, that is based on investment, based on good jobs and based on growth, based oi'i good jobs and based on growth, based on opportunities for everybody in oui’ on opportunities for everybody in our society and ukip can't offer that, the tories can't offer that, we can and we will and we will win, thank you very much. the one significant comfort for labour is that they did report is the ukip threat and that will be a huge relief because there was a fear that ukip was poised to do to labour what the snp had done in scotland. that for now seems to have been repulsed because there is no doubt that ukip took one heck of a beating
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because although they tried to suggest this was never a target seat, this was brexit central. this was a traditional working—class labour seat, exactly the sort of seat, that paul nuttal had set his eyes on. more than that, you took a battering himself personally, his aides complaining about dirty tricks campaigns, claiming he had been smeared. interestingly, the former party leader nigel farage said it was mr nuttall‘s message and the fa ct was mr nuttall‘s message and the fact that he did not focus hard enough on the issue of immigration. the ayr we didn't get that conservative tactical vote and i feel sorry, i think that there were lessons to learn from it in terms of how we campaign and how we target and we will learn those lessons. did you send the right message? well, there is a debate in ukip as to how strong we should be on the immigration issue. i personally feel
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we should own it so we will have to look at it. were we tough enough, clear enough with the electorate, it has got to be looked at. what about paul nuttal? he had a tough time, ee paid for some steaks made by his staff i don't think it reflects on paul. ukip are going to happen to redefine themselves, rebranded themselves, find a new purpose because they are two core pillars, namely brexit, and the nigel farage leadership, they have both gone and ukip have two figure out what is the point of ukip and who are they seeking to appeal to. can paul nuttal after that bruising by—election, can lead them back to better times? many thanks indeed. earlier i spoke to our political correspondent
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ian watson about the defeat. there are several problems that they have locally and nationally, look, they have special circumstances, nuclear was very important, how policy was being misrepresented by the conservatives, well that may well be true but i think the overarching problem that labour has is one of trust or lack of it because jeremy corbyn is one of trust or lack of it becausejeremy corbyn came here, same look i am in favour of new nuclear capacity and yet, speaking to voters this morning, they didn't believe him, the second problem they have two be blunt is withjeremy corbyn himself because even left—wing labour mps on the doorsteps here in copeland are saying that the issue of its leadership came up unprompted, with some of that voters, and the third problem, perhaps less predictable that the beginning of this by—election campaign. that is that jeremy corbyn as tried to fight the antiestablishment campaign, trying to catch the mood. and yet, here some of the voters i have spoken to,
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is labour's art, is held in one form 01’ is labour's art, is held in one form or another its years, that perhaps they have not been doing enough for oui’ they have not been doing enough for our towns, they have not been doing enough, so people wanted changed for the first time since the 1980s, they changed, in opposition to the government but if you take those issues of leadership and trust and incumbency, that makes it incredibly difficult, for labour to try to recover from what was already a 100 seat deficit for the conservatives by the time of the next election, jeremy corbyn said he is staying on asa jeremy corbyn said he is staying on as a labour leader. this was a disappointing result. some of the labour mps have been using different language, what we can repeat, is catastrophic. that isjeremy corbyn‘s some of his own mps, the loss of his seat, for the first time since the 1930s. what they are saying is that they are finding the labour leader's presents himself a liability when they are out on the
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stump? basically i think what has been argued by people around the labour leadership is that there are all sorts of unprecedented difficulties, the labour divisions we re difficulties, the labour divisions were unsure because his leadership was being challenged by many of his own mps, and secondly of course there is also the brexit issue. it did come up, i don't think it was the predominant issue. in an area, where 60% of people voted to leave, labour were pro—remain. that was an issue and the conservatives have been looking far more united, at least at this stage before the formal negotiations on brexit begin. we imagine next month, when article 50 is triggered. certainly for the time being, the conservatives look far more united and labour divided. but i think what labour mps would say, is that yes of coursejeremy corbyn‘s leadership is a problem but the problems go beyond that, and
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although, they are moving backwards and some of their own seats, even the share of the vote in stoke, where they saw of ukip. the difficulty is this, that already they were beginning to lose touch with some of the traditional supporters, some of them where labour were standing. 0ver supporters, some of them where labour were standing. over and above that, they have got the problem, with opinion polls suggesting it is very unpopular. that if you would like more information on the by—election results, there is plenty more reaction and analysis on the bbc news website, bbc .co .uk/ news. the latest headlines. the big victory for the conservatives at the copeland by—election after they held the seat for more than 80 years. but labour sees off the threat from ukip and holds on to stoke. jeremy corbyn says that the politics of hope ove rca m e says that the politics of hope overcame the politics of fear. kim
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jong—nam, the half brother of the north korean leader was killed by the highly toxic vx nerve agent according to the malaysian authorities. and in sport the sacked leicester city manager claudio ranieri had not lost the dressing room according to craig shakespeare, he will take care of the team against liverpool. manchester united have been drawn against rostov in the last 16 of the europa league. and the centre ben teal will make the first for england against italy on sunday. danny care comes in scrum—half. i will be back with more just after half past. the former leicester and england footballer, gary lineker, has described the club's sacking of claudio ranieri — nine months after he led them to the premier league title — as "inexplicable, unforgivable and gut—wrenchingly sad." the italian was dismissed last night after a string of poor results, that has left the side just one
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point — one place — above the relegation zone. 0ur sports correspondent joe wilson reports. and your manager, claudio ranieri! he was the smile, the face and the manager of the most extraordinary sporting success anyone in leicester had ever seen, well quite possibly anyone anywhere had ever seen. and leicester sacked in. the starkness of that reality has shocked even those who have spent their life in football. ladies and gentlemen please welcome the leicester city squad including their coach claudio ranieri. flashback to sports personality of the year, gary lineker the former leicester player and lifelong leicester fan, and to claudio ranieri, eternally greatful. the way that everybody got behind leicester last season was just something, that i had never witnessed before. and i thinkjust to toss that
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all away, over a premature decision, and a disloyal and in many ways, a lack of gratitude is quite gobsmacking. but ijust think that he deserved a little bit more loyalty and certainly more time. personally i think they should be building statues to him, not sacking him. due think the players are culpable, do you think the players will be thinking crikey, i caused this? if the players are involved they should have a long hard look at themselves as well. there is always going to be an kind of after the lord mayors show season. it was never going to match anything like last season, this is the reality of where leicester normally are. there are all sorts of different reasons why has happened, but ijust think, it is a really sad day, for leicester, in many ways in many ways that it has come
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to this, i think he deserved a bit more time than this really. i'm not ashamed to say last night when the news broke i shed a tear, i shed a tearfor claudio ranieri, for football and for my club. leicester's thai owners stressed that they were in crisis and they acted to help the club survive and the leicester fans to fans to try to understand. i was very disappointed, i was not shocked because we are not playing too well, but last season he definitely deserved to stay with us until the end of the season, even if we got relegated he still deserve to be our manager. you can't run a club like this, one year, he does the impossible and the next year he is sacked, it is disgusting. fruit and veg, those days, that was the linacre
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business, they are gone. in the past, the pitches were marred, now, the game has moved on. if the sacking of claudio ranieri, is modern football, what does that say about modern football? we can speak to our sports correspondent david 0rnstein. what is the mood there today, what are people saying? the mood is one of high emotion, there has been a mixture from the people we have been speaking to an estate and the city, some who feel that he was incredibly u nfortu nate, some who feel that he was incredibly unfortunate, they sympathise with him and they are sad for him and they are also angry that he has been sacked, they feel it is completely undeserved and that the club stands just as much chance of being relegated with ranieri sacked and if they had kept him. 0thers relegated with ranieri sacked and if they had kept him. others do understand the decision and feel that he was given enough time and that he was given enough time and that you cannot live solely on last season. so the debate about that will roll on, but the fact remains that claudio ranieri has been sacked. he learnt of the news of the sacking here at the stadium last night after returning from spain, where leicester city have played
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seville in midweek. today we heard from craig shakespeare, is assistant, another caretaker manager who denied reports that ranieri had lost the dressing room. but there are mounting reports, that certain players went to the club's thai owners and said enough is enough. it marks a sad ending, but leicester city are in a perilous position and this is the owners feel is their only option to get out of it. thank you. their last take you to the united states, this is the conservative party, the conservative physical action conference. donald trump is about to address them in maryland —— political action. music of course this is a very
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receptive crowd for the president, it will be interesting to see what he says to them. it is not the first time he has addressed them, but the first time as president. all the cameras up first time as president. all the cameras up there, smartphones. here he is indeed. great to be back at cpac! it's a place i have really, i love this place. i love you people. so thank you, thank you very much. first of all, i want to thank max and his very, very incredible wife and his very, very incredible wife and bass, mercedes. who have been fantastic friends and supporters.
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and so great when i watch them on television defending me, nobody has a chance i want to thank matt and mercedes. and when matt calls, and asked i said absolutely. i'll be there with you. the real reason i said it, i didn't want him to go against me, that when you can't beat. so i said absolutely. it really is an honour to be here. i wouldn't miss a chance to talk to my friends, these are my friends. and we'll see you again next year, and the year after that. i'll be doing this, with cpac whenever i can and are make sure that we are here a lot. if you remember my first major speech, sit down everybody come on.
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you know the dishonest media, they'll say, "he didn't get a standing ovation" do you know why? because everybody stood and nobody sat. they'll say he never got a standing ovation. cheering chanting usa usa usa! so, sit down! donald trump did not get a standing ovation. they leave out the part, they never sat down. i just want to thank you. you know my
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first major speech was at cpac, probably five or six years ago. my first major political speech, and you were there. i loved it, i loved the people, i loved the commotion. and then they did these polls when i went through the roof and i wasn't even running, right? but it gave me an idea. and i gota even running, right? but it gave me an idea. and i got a little bit concerned when i saw what was happening in the country, and i said let's go to it. so it was very exciting, i walked the stage. 0n cpac, i'll never forget it really. i had very little notes and even less preparation. so when you have practically no notes and no preparation, and then you leave and everybody was thrilled, i said i think i like this business. i would have come last year but i was worried that i would be at that time too controversial. we wanted border
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security, we wanted very, very strong military, we wanted all of the things that we are going to get and people consider that controversial but you didn't consider it controversial. so i've been with cpac a long time, all of these years we have been together and now you've finally have a president, finally, it took you a long time. it took you a long time. and it is patriots like you that made it happen, believe me. you did it because you love your country, because you want a better future for your children, and because you want to make america great again! the media didn't think that we would win. laughter you are right, they had an idea. the
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pundits didn't think we'd win. the co nsulta nts pundits didn't think we'd win. the consultants that suck up all of that money, they suck it up, they're so good. they're not good at politics but they're really good sucking up ‘s money. especially my opponent's because i kept it to a minimum. but the consultants didn't think that we would win. but they all underestimated the power of the people, you. and the people proved them totally wrong. and this is so true, and this is what's been happening, never underestimate the people. never. idon‘t happening, never underestimate the people. never. i don't think it'll happen again. and i want you all to know, that we are fighting the fake news. it's fake, phoney, fake. a few
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days ago, i called the fake news the enemy of the people and they are. they are the enemy of the people. because they have no sources, they just make them up when there are none. i saw one story recently where they said that nine people have confirmed, there are no nine people, i don't believe there was one or two people, nine people. and i said give mea people, nine people. and i said give me a break, because i know the people, i know who they talk to. there were no nine people. they said nine people. somebody reads it, and they think they have nine sources, they think they have nine sources, they make up sources. they are very dishonest people and in fact in covering my commons, the dishonest media did not explain that i called the fake news the enemy of the people, the fake news. they dropped off the word "fake". and all of a
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sudden the story became, the media is the enemy. they take the word "fake" out. is the enemy. they take the word " fa ke" out. and is the enemy. they take the word "fake" out. and now i'm saying oh no, this is no good. but that's the way they are. i'm not against the media, i'm not against the press, i don't mind bad stories if i deserve them. and i tell you, i love good stories. i don't get too many of them. but i am, only against the fa ke them. but i am, only against the fake news media or press. fake. they have to leave that word. mum against the people who make up stories and make up sources, they shouldn't be allowed to use sources unless they use somebody‘s name. let their name be put out there. let their name be put out there. a source says that donald trump is a horrible, horrible
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human being. let them say it to my face. let there be no more sources. and remember this, not face. let there be no more sources. and rememberthis, not in face. let there be no more sources. and remember this, not in all cases, i had and remember this, not in all cases, ihada and remember this, not in all cases, i had a story written yesterday about me, in reuters by a very honourable man and it was a fair story. there are some great reporters around, talented and honest as the days long, they are great. but there are some terrible dishonest people and they do a tremendous disservice to our country and to our people, a tremendous disservice. they are very dishonest people and they shouldn't use sources, they should put the name of the person. you will see stories try up the person. you will see stories try up like you have never seen before. so you have no idea how bad it is because if you are part of the story, and i put myself in your
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position sometimes, because many of you you are not part of the story. and if you are not part of the story, then you sort of know, if you are part of the story, you know what they are saying is true or not. so when they make it up, and they make up when they make it up, and they make up something else, and you saw that before the election, polls. polls. they come out with these polls and everybody was so surprised. we had a couple of others that were right, but generally speaking. somebody says, a poll came out and i say, what network was it? let's not even mention names. we have a lot of them. the clinton news network is
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one. take a look, honestly. take a look at their polls over the last few years. you would think they would fire the pollster. that is after yea rs would fire the pollster. that is after years and years of getting battered. maybe they are just bad at polling, but maybe they are not legit. look at cbs, abc also, look at nbc. take a look at some of these polls, they are so bad and so inaccurate. that creates a false narrative. it creates an narrative thatis narrative. it creates an narrative that is like, we are not going to win. people say, i love donald trump, buti win. people say, i love donald trump, but i am not feeling great today, he will not win, i will not vote. it creates a whole false narrative and we have to avoid it. they are smart, cunning and dishonest. just to conclude, it is a
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very sensitive topic and they get upset when we expose their false stories. they say we cannot criticise their dishonest coverage because of the first amendment. they a lwa ys because of the first amendment. they always bring up the first amendment. i love the first amendment, nobody loves it better than me, nobody. who usesit loves it better than me, nobody. who uses it more than i do? but the first amendment gives all of us, it gives it to me, you, to americans, the right to speak our minds freely. it gives you the right and read the right to criticise fake news and criticised it strongly. and many of these groups are part of the large media corporations that have their own agenda and it is not your agenda and it is not the country's agenda. it is their own agenda. they have a
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professional obligation as members of the press to report honestly, but as you saw, throughout the entire campaign and even now, fake news does not tell the truth, it does not tell the truth. so just in finishing i say it does not represent the people, it never will represent the people, it never will represent the people and we are going to do something about it because we have to go out and we have to speak our minds and we have to be honest. 0ur victory was a win like nobody has ever seen victory was a win like nobody has ever seen before. and i am here fighting for you and i will continue to fight for you. the victory and the win was something that really was dedicated to a country and people that believe in freedom, security and the rule of law. 0ur
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victory. .. it was security and the rule of law. 0ur victory... it was a victory and a win for conservative values. and our victory was a win for everyone who believes it is time to stand up for america, to stand up for the american worker and to stand up for the american flag. yeah, there we should stand up. by the way, we love our flag. by the way, you folks are in here, the place is packed, there are lines that go back six blocks and i tell
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you about it because you will not read about it. there are lines that go back six blocks there are such feelings of love in this country. you saw it on election day and you will see it more and more. we are pa rt will see it more and more. we are part of this historic movement, the movement the likes of which actually the world has never seen before. there has never been anything like this. there have been movements, but there have never been any like this. there were movements that petered out, like bernie, it petered out. but it was a little rigged against him. superdelegate. he had so many delegates before the thing even started. not that i am a fan of bernie. but a lot of people voted for donald trump who supported bernie. he was right about trade.
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0ur bernie. he was right about trade. our country is being devastated by bad trade deals. so we got a lot of support. so actually i like bernie. but i am here today to tell you what this movement means to the future of the republican party and to the future of america. first, we need to define what this great unprecedented movement is and what it actually represents. the core conviction of our movement is that we are a nation that put, and will put, its own citizens first. applause usa,usa,usa.
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for too long we have traded away our jobs to other countries, so terrible. we have defended other nations' borders while leaving power is wide open so that anybody can come in. we are going to build a wall, do not worry about it. we are building the wall, we are building the wall. it is going to starts soon, way, way ahead of schedule. it is going to start very soon. general kelly has done a fantasticjob. a fantastic job he has kelly has done a fantasticjob. a fantasticjob he has done. and remember, we are getting the bad ones out. these are bad dudes, we are getting the bad ones out, 0k?
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some people say that is so sad, but we are getting bad people out this country. people who should not be, whether it is drugs or murder or other things, we are getting the bad ones out. they go first and i said it from day one. basically all i have done is my promise. we have spent trillions of dollars overseas while allowing our own infrastructure to fall into total disrepair and decay. in the middle east we have spent as of four weeks ago $6 trillion. think of it. and by the way the middle east is not even close, it is in much worse shape
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thanit close, it is in much worse shape than it was 15 years ago. if our president had gone to the beach for 15 years, we would be in much better shape than we are in right now, that ican shape than we are in right now, that i can tell you. we would be a hell ofa i can tell you. we would be a hell of a lot better. we could have rebuild our country three times with that money. this is the situation i inherited. i inherited a mess, believe me. we also inherited a failed health care law that threatens our medical system with absolute and total catastrophe. now, i have been watching, and nobody says that, but 0bamacare does not work. i can say, i can talk, it doesn't work. now people are starting to develop a little warm heart. but the people who watching,
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not you. they are the people who lost the election. how many elections do we have to have? they lost the election. i always say 0bamacare does lost the election. i always say 0bamaca re does not lost the election. i always say 0bamacare does not work. a few years ago, these people were complaining about 0bamacare. ago, these people were complaining about 0bamaca re. the ago, these people were complaining about 0bamacare. the bottom line is we are changing it, we are making it better, we are making it less expensive. 0bamacare better, we are making it less expensive. 0bamaca re covers better, we are making it less expensive. 0bamacare covers very few people. remember, deduct from the number all of the people who had great health care that they loved that was taken away from them, it was taken away from them. millions of people were very happy with their health care. they had their doctor, they had their plan. remember the light, 28 times, you can keep your doctor, you can keep your plan, over and over again you heard it. so, we
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are going to repeal and replace 0bamacare. and i tell paul ryan and all of the folks we are working with very hard, doctor tom price, a very talented quy: doctor tom price, a very talented guy, but i tell them from a purely political standpoint the single best thing we can do is nothing. let it implode completely. it has already imploded. the carriers are already leaving, it is a disaster. two years do not do anything. the democrats will come to us and begged for help. they will beg and it is their problem, but it is not the right thing to do for the american people. we inherited a national debt that
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has doubled in eight years. think of it, $20 trillion, it has doubled. and we inherited a foreign policy marked by one disaster after another. we do not win any more. when was the last time we won? did we win the war? do we win anything? we are going to win big, folks, we are going to start winning again, believe me. usa, usa, usa. but we are taking a phone, bold and decisive measure. we have to. we have to turn things around. the era of empty talk is over. now is the
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time for action. now is the time for action. let me tell you about the actions we are taking right now to deliver on our promise to the american people and on my promise to make america great again. we have taken make america great again. we have ta ke n swift make america great again. we have ta ken swift and make america great again. we have taken swift and strong action to secure the southern border of the united states and to begin the construction of a great, great border wall. by doing this, and with the help of our great border police, with the help of general kelly, with the help of all of the people that are so passionate about this, our border patrol i tell you what they do, they have never endorsed a presidential candidate before, they
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endorsed me, they might not even be allowed to, but they were disgusted with what they saw. we will stop the drugs from pouring into our nation and poisoning our youth. pouring in. pouring in. we get the drugs, they get the money. we get the problems, they get the cash. no good, no good. it is going to stop. by stopping the flow of illegal immigration we will save loads of tax dollars. the tax, the dollars we are losing our beyond anything you can imagine. the taxes can be used to rebuild struggling american communities, including our inner cities. we are also going to
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save countless american lives. as we speak today immigration officers are finding the gang members, the drug dealers and the criminal aliens and throwing them the hell out of our country. cheering . and we will not let them back in. that is donald trump in maryland at the conservative political action group with a speech in which he touched some pretty familiar territory, denouncing the dishonest media as he called them, they news and so on, and repeating his promises to repeal 0bamacare and to build the wall, which he says will be built very soon. it is ahead of schedule. to continue with that theme, talking about what he called bad dudes, he will run them out of the usa. also
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making america first again, particularly with money going out of the country and foreign aid, he set america has to come first. let's bring you back home and look at the by—election results from last night. the labour leaderjeremy corbyn said the result was disappointing, but he will not be stepping down. these are the results from stoke central. the prime minister arrived in
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copeland early on to congratulate the winner there and this is what she said. labour were saying, we are going to win it. experts were saying labour would increase their majority will stop but all of you, the volu nteers will stop but all of you, the volunteers who went out their day in, day out, and campaigned, you have made sure that did not happen, this is truly a wonderful victory for the conservative party, but also for the conservative party, but also for the conservative party, but also for the people of copeland. what we have seen from this victory is that this truly is a government that is working for everyone and for every pa rt working for everyone and for every part of the country. let's talk to the former conservative leader lord howard. what is your reaction to what happened in copeland
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and in stoke? copeland was an historic victory, it is the best result for a governing party since 1858, so it is a fantastic result andi 1858, so it is a fantastic result and i think it demonstrates that the conservative government is working for everyone in our society. that message is getting through. we have a lwa ys message is getting through. we have always been a national party, looking at everyone in our national community, but that is a message that has not always got through in the past. theresa may is demonstrating this government is working for everyone. it is personified in the successful candidate, a local working mother who got into politics by beating a school governor and two works hard for her local community. the conservative party is working for everyone. if people are persuaded of that, why do the conservatives come third in stoke—on—trent central. come on, we are not going to win
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every seat. maybe you could have come second. stoke was a very safe labour seat and the media made much of it being between ukip and labour. labour won by a whisker. it is a safe labour seat and labour will a lwa ys safe labour seat and labour will always win some seats. why were you not able to put pressure on ukip and labour there? as i say, stoke is a safe labour seat. you can talk about stoke until the cows come home. the really important result last night was copeland. that is what was different. that was the historic victory. 0n different. that was the historic victory. on a like by like basis, the best performance in election by a government party since 1858. some people say copeland is not typical because of the nuclear industry there and people worried about jeremy corbyn's views on nuclear issues and that is why labour did
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not do very well in copeland, it is not do very well in copeland, it is not typical. people can make that excuse if they like, it does not hold water. where do you think theresa may's government is compared to david cameron's leadership? would he not have been able to win a by—election like copeland? he not have been able to win a by-election like copeland? we do not know. he did not have a chance to be a leader when this referendum took place. but what i can say is theresa may has made a tremendous start and she is doing a very good job and thatis she is doing a very good job and that is what the people of our country, not only in copeland, but borne out by all the opinion polls, thatis borne out by all the opinion polls, that is what the people want. is that is what the people want. is that in the sense of pursuing a hard brexit, doing a good job? is that what people like? 0r brexit, doing a good job? is that what people like? or is itjust competence in government. what people like? or is itjust competence in governmentm what people like? or is itjust competence in government. it is both, but i do not like the phrase ha rd both, but i do not like the phrase hard brexit. it is clean brexit. but
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it is not just hard brexit. it is clean brexit. but it is notjust brexit. she is doing a very good job across the whole range of government. good to talk to you, thank you very much for your time today. malaysian police say a highly toxic nerve agent was found on the murdered half—brother of the north korean leader. it is classified as a weapon of mass destruction by the united nations. 0ne drop on your skin can kill you in minutes. cctv footage showed two women briefly holding something over his face. four people are being held by the police investigating the killing. joining me now is professor alistair hay, a professor of toxicology at the university of leeds. what is vx
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first it is an nerve agent, it was designed as a chemical warfare agent and belongs to a family of chemicals called organophosphates. there is a wide spectrum of toxicity in these chemicals and vx is at the extreme end, extremely toxic in very tiny amounts. how does it work? it blocks or inhibits an enzyme in the nervous system. it is responsible for governing messages that past and the nerves. when the enzyme is inhibited ata vx, nerves. when the enzyme is inhibited at a vx, nerve transmission is interrupted, so the messages that go from nerves to muscles get blocked and muscles go into spasm and do not work. essentially somebody if they have a lethal dose will be asphyxiated because the muscles that
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control the breathing do not work. is there any antidote to it? there is, there are several, but you have to administer that almost instantaneously with vx. what about the people who apparently applied this to him? would they have been in danger? they certainly would have been. it is tantamount to suicide bombing really. they would have been instructed not to get any chemical on their skin. vx is not very volatile, so it does not form a vapour very readily. the main risk is through contact with the skin. so if the individual got some in his nose and a little in his mouth, it would have been absorbed very quickly and got into the circulation and gone to the nerves very rapidly and gone to the nerves very rapidly and he would have felt dizzy and wea k and he would have felt dizzy and weak and his breathing would be compromised and he would die from
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asphyxiation effectively. what about danger to the other people in the airport and the vicinity? there might have been some risk, but because vx is not very volatile, if the particular handkerchief was removed, any that would have gone into the air would have been cleared by the ventilation system very effectively, so minimal risk to other people. what about the bigger picture of north korea and any other country that might have this agent? what does it tell us about chemical weapons? there is a chemical weapons treaty, 192 countries have signed it. some did have stocks of vx which they have destroyed, but north korea is one of four countries that has not signed the convention. there are concerns about what it may have by
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way of chemical weapons, but i think in this instance what they had done is chosen something that was a very effective weapon and it is probably constrained and contained within that. they have chosen an agent that was very effective. professor alistair hay, thank you. the weather is coming up. but first, it has been discovered that bumblebees can teach each other how to score goals with a tiny ball, displaying a learning ability never before seen in insects. anything football and you love it. they surprised scientists by working out how to obtain a food reward simply by watching their neighbours. they were placed on a platform and had to roll the yellow ball to a specific location in order to obtain a reward, a sugar solution. those who observed the success of the
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other bees were better at learning the task than those who did not. what does it tell us about football? it tells us that bumblebees are very good at football. maybe we need some of those in the england team! unbelievable. i do not know what to say. that is amazing. we are pretty busyin say. that is amazing. we are pretty busy in the weather centre, but todayit busy in the weather centre, but today it is a lot quieter. the wind had died down, it is calmer out there, the sun is out, and it is a lot more cheerfulfor us there, the sun is out, and it is a lot more cheerful for us today. this weather front will be moving across the uk tonight, tomorrow, and their weekend is looking a little bit grey. there is some rain around and some wind as well. this is pushing the weather in our direction. most
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of us will get a few drips and drabs of us will get a few drips and drabs of rain. blustery as well, but it will be relatively mild. this evening it stays dry in the southern and south—eastern areas. most of the rain moves across scotland, cumbria getting a fair bit of rain. the further south you are, the lighter the rain will be. these are the overnight temperatures. we are talking about double figures on the south coast northern scotland around seven south coast northern scotland around seven celsius. tomorrow the wins will be picking up and it will be breezy around the coasts. the cloud with rain at times. i would not be surprised if even underneath the rain there will be a few breaks in the cloud. be prepared with your umbrella. it is this north—western pa rt umbrella. it is this north—western part of the uk that will get most of the rain on saturday and sunday. in
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scotla nd the rain on saturday and sunday. in scotland at lunchtime the weather is a little bit beauty. some sunshine and some showers around and breezy as well. it is a nice saturday evening. thicker cloud in southern areas of the uk. then another front comes in. we have got one on saturday and one on sunday. this is the one on sunday, affecting north—western areas of the uk. strong winds at time as well. but we are still focusing across the north west of the country, particularly in cumbria. round here we could see quite a bit of rain at the weekend. cockermouth and carlisle get a bit of rain. stay tuned for the updates. this is bbc news, the headlines at
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lipm. a big victory for the conservatives at the copeland by—election — unseating labour after they held the seat for more than 80 years. this is an astounding victory for the conservative party but also for the conservative party but also for the people of copeland. but labour sees off a threat from ukip, and holds onto stoke. jeremy corbyn says the politics of hope overcame the politics of fear... people came out, worked, knocked on doors and delivered a message — it's a message about the economy, it's a message about jobs, it's a message about this country. it was disappointing, the conservative vote held up for it well and we didn't get that conservative tactical vote. i feel sorry for paul nuttal, he fought a ha rd sorry for paul nuttal, he fought a hard campaign.
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